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New leaders wanted for UK mountain and hill-walking events!

February 9, 2015

Opportunity Details…

Charity Challenge, the UK’s leading tour operator specializing in charity events, is looking to recruit leaders for UK challenges from May to September 2015.

We have several large-scale charity events taking place in diverse areas of the UK throughout summer 2015: South Downs, Pembrokeshire, Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands among others! We are hoping to recruit a large number of leaders to work on these events, from 1 to 3 days. If you hold a Summer Mountain Leader or a Walking Group Leader qualification and are based in or near these areas then we are keen to hear from you.

The provisional dates for these events are….

6/7th June – Fort William

13/14th June – Pembrokeshire

11/12th July – Fort William

18/19th July – South Downs

1/2nd August – Yorkshire 3 Peaks

7/8th August – Lake District

11-13th Sept – Fort William, Lake District, Snowdonia, Perthshire

The weekend of the 11-13th of Sept consists of 3 very exciting 24 peaks in 24 hours challenges, an inspiring new itinerary. Details of all of these challenges can be found on our website, here.

This is not an exhaustive list, and we are receiving a lot of requests at the moment for new UK challenges, so new opportunities will be available to you.

We recognize that our leaders are the most important part of any challenge, being the face of the company on the ground. As such, there are opportunities for leaders to be empowered with additional responsibility in helping to run these events, which is an excellent way for a leader to bolster their leading CV with additional event management experience.

All selected leaders will receive full training in ‘Challenge Safe’, our market leading safety management system.

The rate of pay will depend upon experience and will range from between £80 – £130 per day, and travel expenses will be included as well as food and accommodation.

Requirements

Our leaders are the face of Charity Challenge, and you will also act in support of the charity’s cause while on the hill. With that in mind, it is crucial that we recruit the best, and an enthusiasm for trekking and hill-walking in the UK is vital – you can really make or break an event.

You will also need to hold either a Summer Mountain Leader or Walking Group Leader award, as well as an up-to-date first aid certificate in-line with these qualifications and, have demonstrable experience of leading in the UK. Importantly, you should be available for at least one of the event dates stated above.

The personal qualities we are looking for are enthusiasm, perseverance and motivation. Our Leaders also hold a high level of responsibility for our participants’ safety while on our challenges, so maturity and reliability are key.

To apply, please send your application to challenges@charitychallenge.com. If you have your availability for the dates at this stage, please include this within the body of the email. We will be collating applications and inviting people to an informal ‘interview’ day, where we will be able to meet you and assess your suitability for the events. It will also give you the opportunity to find out more about Charity Challenge, and the routes/itineraries for these events.

Application Deadline…

Friday 13th March 2015

 

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply jane April 16, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Any recommendations on where best to research/gain the qualification(s) needed? thanks

  • Reply danny barden March 23, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    hi – is it too late to submit an application for Summer ML positions?

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